I can assure one and all that America didn’t suddenly develop millions of more people with psychotic disorders. These drugs are being used for depression now and that’s where I bet the sales boost came from. America is no longer “Prozac Nation.” It’s not “Atypical Nation.” And that ain’t good.(click here for the whole post)
I’d like to add they’re not just being used for depression. They are being used for anxiety and sleeplessness as well. Our brains are being systematically stolen from us.
These are drugs that not only produce massive dependence and are dangerous to withdraw from, they also shrink our frontal lobes, cause cognitive dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, other metabolic syndromes and various cardiac problems as well as stroke. Those are just the more serious of side-effects. There are many more. And none of them are terribly rare or uncommon.